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Busy Week In Store For Sycamore Baseball With Five Games In Six Days

April 22, 2014


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Indiana State (25-12) faces a very busy week of action as they move towards the final four weeks of the 2014 season. The Sycamores will play on the home field for the first time in two weeks when they host the Purdue Boilermakers for a 6 p.m. (ET) game on Tuesday but travel to Indianapolis for a game at Victory Field against the Butler Bulldogs 3 p.m. (ET).


Indiana State will have an off day on Thursday before hosting the Dallas Baptist Patriots in a Missouri Valley Conference three-game series over the weekend with games at 6:30 p.m. (ET) Friday, 2 p.m. (ET) Saturday, and 1 p.m. (ET) Sunday.


Purdue enters Tuesday’s game with a 9-26 mark overall (4-21 away from home) and 4-8 record in the Big Ten after dropping two of three games at home to Michigan over the weekend. The Boilermakers are the fourth Big Ten team that Indiana State has faced this season with the Sycamores taking two games from Ohio State, splitting with Indiana, and losing at Illinois already this season. The Sycamores will have a return game at Purdue in two weeks.


Brett Haan (1-2) will start for the Boilermakers as he makes his 13th appearance and fifth start for Purdue. The junior right hander has a 6.51 ERA in 27.2 innings of work. The Sycamores, coming off a tough three-game series in Buffalo, N.Y., against Canisius College, are assessing the bull pen and will make a decision on a starter tomorrow morning.


Tuesday will also be Women in Sports/Breast Cancer Awareness Night at Indiana State with four coaches from the Sycamore women’s sports and one student-athlete throwing out the first pitch. The local Susan B. Komen Foundation chapter will have a table set us as well.


It will also be Greek Night on Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium with all fraternities and sororities urged to show off their colors and have the opportunity to win prizes as well.


The Sycamores and Butler Bulldogs will battle at Victory Field in Indianapolis Wednesday with the first pitch scheduled for 3 p.m. (ET). Victory Field is the home of the Indianapolis Indians, the Triple A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. It is also the current home of former Sycamore catcher Nevin Ashley.


General admission tickets ($5.00 per ticket) are available and can be purchased through Victory Field. To purchase tickets, call the Victory Field Box Office at (317) 269-3545 or visit them in-person at 501 West Maryland Street, Indianapolis, Ind., 46225. Ticket information can also be obtained through Butler Athletics Ticket Office at (317) 940-3647.


The Indiana State Alumni Association and Sycamore Athletic Fund will be located at the Victory Bell in right field where they encourage fans to gather with fellow Sycamores to support Indiana State baseball.


This will be the fourth time this season that Indiana State has played in a Minor League ballpark with the Sycamores 3-2 in games played in those venues.


The Sycamores opened the season playing at Charlotte Sports Park, the spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays and the home of the Rays’ Class A Advanced affiliate, the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Although Indiana State lost that season opening game to the Auburn Tigers (4-0), the Sycamores did win their next 12 games including three over the University of New Orleans Privateers at New Orleans Zephyr Field, home of the New Orleans Zephyrs who are the Triple A affiliate of the Miami Marlins. Indiana State also played at Dwyer Stadium in Batavia, N.Y., and lost to Canisius 5-4. Dwyer Stadium is the home of the Batavia Muckdogs, the Class A Short Season affiliate of the Miami Marlins.


Indiana State will have Thursday off before returning to Missouri Valley Conference action by hosting the Dallas Baptist Patriots for three games starting on Friday.

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